Jenna Freedman

My undergraduate degree is in theater and I have a Master's in Library and Information Science. My research and practice center on zines and activist librarianship. I write and present on those and other topics and co-founded a project called Radical Reference.

My calendar

My specialties here at Barnard are Classics and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, but I am prepared to help you with research on any topic!


Research guides:

Advanced internet research
Community librarianship and free/open source software (team taught)
Drupal for beginners
Effecting change--activism in your library, in your life
Fact checking
Feminist and women's studies research resources
Google Apps
History of "radical, militant" librarianship
Library research at Barnard/Columbia
Library research at public libraries
Researching a potential employer
Zine cataloging
Zines in the classroom
Zines--place in the library, in media

See my list of talks on my personal website.


See my list of publications on my personal website.


Associate Director of Communications and Zine Librarian
Personal Librarian for the Microscopium Constellation, Classics and Women's Studies

208B Lehman Hall
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

IM: BarnardLibJenna (AOL, Google,, Yahoo)

B.A. SUNY New Paltz
MLIS University of South Florida

In the News

Zine Librarian Jenna Freedman will lead a three-hour zine workshop at the Metropolitan Library Council of New York on 9/21/15.

Potluck, zine fest, and skillshare July 24-26, 2015

Column on Bitch blog